Nick was born in Uganda, grew up in Zambia and was educated at a Benedictine monastery boarding school in the UK. He studied Business, Politics and Mining at a university in Kentucky, USA. He worked in sales in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years and in 2008 found his natural niche as the Marketing Director for Alkans Tours, a business based in Van, Eastern Turkey. He has travelled widely across eastern and southern Africa, Europe and North America. At Alkans Tours his role is to research, develop and promote cultural, historical and adventure tours.